Senior Social Worker

Employer: North Somerset Council | People and Communities

  • Reference: PSSW927
  • Published on: Wed 27/08/2014 00:01 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 19/09/2014 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: JM2:- £32,072 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Based in North Somerset

Due to retirement of the existing post holder an exciting opportunity has arisen for a permanent full time Senior Social worker to join a well established and supportive Adult Care Team at present based at Castlewood in Clevedon.

The role will involve supervsing and developing Social Workers and other relevant staff in relation to casework practice and decision making as well as assisting the Team Manager with day to day management, including deputising when required. You will also hold a small caseload of complex work.

This is an exciting and challenging time for the team. We are in the process of integrating with our community health colleagues, who cover the same area to form an Integrated Team with a single management structure. Along with the team manager, the post holder will be involved in supporting the staff through these changes, contributing to the development of joint protocols and procedures to enable effective integrated working which will benefit the residents of North Somerset.

A degree (or relevant qualification) in Social work and significant post qualification experience is an essential requirement of this post.

For an informal discussion, or to arrange an informal visit prior to submission of application form, please contact Susie Hook Team Manager or Pat Fraser Senior Social Worker on 01275 882897

This post is exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitations of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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Anticipated interview date: Early October 2014

Equal Opportunities

North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer

We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation.

North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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